A research conducted by the Peradeniya University has revealed the potentiality of bitter-gourd seeds in destroying cancer cells.
Prof. Jayantha Rajapaksa of the Veterinary Faculty engaged in the research said during his one-year research it was possible to discover the Alpha Steric Fatty Acid (ASFA) contained in bitter-gourd seeds which was capable of suppressing cancer cells.
There is a general belief among people that bitter gourd has medicinal value for diabetes but they do not take its seed as food which is a medicine in whole also capable of the lowering sugar levels he assessed.
One kg of pesticide-free bitter gourd seeds costs about Rs.8,000 and eight seeds are necessary to produce one capsule of bitter gourd medicine he said. He also said this medication has no side effects and it is now being administered to patients at the Kandy General Hospital Cancer Unit and had proved success.
This innovative medicine will soon be presented to the Medical Faculty of the Peradeniya University, he added.(Nadeeka Daya Bandara)
Kaboos Monday, 20 March 2017 09:27
With all disease the almighty have created medicine also. It is our duty to explore it.
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jayanath Monday, 20 March 2017 09:34
We are proud of our own Medical Research personnel, well done and keep it up for the benefit of our fellow country men.
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neo Monday, 20 March 2017 09:45
The Govt should take all necessary steps to ban all cancer causing elements. Educating people on the harmful effects will prevent even the need to find cures and would save the country in colossal amounts spent on health and we could build healthier generations both with a healthy body and mind. Kudos to the. researchers. via DM Android App
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Dilan Monday, 20 March 2017 12:15
Most of modern medicine is derived from plants
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sss Monday, 20 March 2017 15:32
As usual, someone in a developed country will take this over and come up with a commercial product
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anu Tuesday, 21 March 2017 15:11
How can we contact the doctor. How can we find this medicine in the market. Please help.
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Citizen Zee Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:56
There are many claims for herbal medicines, relieving or curing diabetes. Very little research appears to have been done on these. Is it not time for the Ayurvedic branch of the health ministry to get down to some action?
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patriotin Tuesday, 21 March 2017 20:24
good reserch...keep it up.
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